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      Grants will help Northern Michigan branch out

      Dozens of grants worth more than $73,000 will help communities dig in and grow green.

      Dozens of grants worth more than $73,000 will help communities dig in and grow green.

      The Department of Natural Resources and DTE Energy Foundation announced that 34 grants totaling $73,160 have been awarded to communities in Michigan for local tree-planting projects.

      In northern Michigan the following communities will get some financial help to plant trees:Big Rapids - $3,000Cadillac - $3,000Rogers City - $3,000Scottville - $2,770Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society - $3,000

      Grants awarded under this program will be used to help purchase nearly 2,500 trees of various species and sizes to be planted this spring and fall.This year marks the 16th year of the partnership between the DTE Energy Foundation and the DNR to plant trees in Michigan communities. Together, the DNR, DTE Energy and its foundation have planted more than 20 million trees on state-managed land and in communities throughout Michigan.??Trees are a valuable part of every community??s infrastructure and add immensely to our quality of life,?? said Kevin Sayers, DNR??s Urban and Community Forestry Program coordinator. ??These grants will allow communities to plant trees and engage residents with messages about the importance of proper planting to avoid utility and tree conflicts.??To see the full list of grants click here .